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be made of sterner stuff

To be very strong, determined, or of uncompromising character, especially in comparison to others. Having to take care of both of us growing up, my brother George was made of sterner stuff as a kid than anyone else I knew. I can't believe you let us down at the last minute. I thought you were made of sterner stuff than that!
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But I am made of sterner stuff, and its name is unsentimentality.
It's tempting to while away an afternoon there, but I am made of sterner stuff and moved on to the Haute-Saone.
The thought of going through this once more made me feel weak in the knees but I know I am made of sterner stuff.
Unfortunately for Cardiff City fans I am made of sterner stuff than that.
A puzzled Mr Davies stayed cool, saying: "As the website points out, I am a former TA man and am made of sterner stuff.